|Bodas de odio|
|Created by||Caridad Bravo Adams|
|Written by||María Zarattini|
|Directed by||José Rendón|
Rafael Sánchez Navarro
|Theme music composer||Giuseppe Verdi|
|Opening theme||L'entrèe (Prelude to La Traviata).|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||75|
|Executive producer||Ernesto Alonso|
|Production locations||Puebla, Mexico|
|Cinematography||Carlos Sánchez Zúñiga|
|Running time||21-22 minutes|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original release||1983 –|
|Preceded by||En busca del paraíso (18:00)|
Cuando los hijos se van (21:00)
|Followed by||La fiera (18:00)|
|Related shows||Marisol (1996)|
Amor Real (2003)
Lo que la vida me robó (2013)
Bodas de odio (English title:Weddings of hate) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Ernesto Alonso for Televisa in 1983. Its original story was by Caridad Bravo Adams, adapted by María Zarattini and directed by José Rendón.
Christian Bach, Miguel Palmer and Frank Moro starred as protagonists, while Rosario Gálvez, María Montaño, Antonio Medellín and Rafael Sánchez Navarro starred as main antagonists.
The series won Best Telenovela of the Year at the Premios TVyNovelas in 1984.
Magdalena Mendoza (Christian Bach) is a young woman who is in love with José Luis (Frank Moro), a humble soldier. Magdalena is forced by her mother Paula to marry Alejandro Almonte (Michael Palmer), a wealthy man, to save the family from the ruin.
Alejandro, meanwhile, is the illegitimate son of a rich man, who recognized him shortly before his death, and reaches Puebla to see the paper mill that he inherited. Paula, seeing just how wealthy Alejandro is, tries to set her daughter with him. She provokes Alejandro's sympathy, telling him about her family problems. When Alejandro finds out about this, and thinks that Magdalena has agreed, he agrees to marry her. He decides to make her life impossible, especially when he finds out she is in love with José Luis. As a way to separate the two, he has the soldier sent to prison. After Alejandro marries Magdalena, José Luis escapes from prison and goes to the mansion of the Mendoza family shortly after the wedding.
Magdalena asks to go with José Luis, but Alejandro learns about this and decides to take Magdalena to his ranch. Living there are Alejandro's true mother Rosario, María, the foreman's daughter who loves Alejandro, and his friends Cipriano and Victor. Alejandro has liberal ideas and movement supporting the rebels against the regime of Porfirio Díaz. After learning of Magdalena's whereabouts, José Luis began working as a foreman on the ranch. He married Angélica, who has an incurable disease, but in his heart he has always loved Magdalena.
But Magdalena has fallen in love with Alejandro. When Alejandro learns that the new foreman is José Luis, he gets angry. He finds out Magdalena is pregnant shortly afterward, but because he now knows the identity of the foreman, he doubts the baby is his. Angry and heartbroken, Alejandro leaves. During the revolution, he is captured by government troops, and José Luis, knowing he is sacrificing his life for Magdalena, saves him. He has finally given up on the love he thought he had for her. He saves Alejandro to allow them to have their happily ever after.
|1984||2nd TVyNovelas Awards||Best Telenovela of the Year||Ernesto Alonso||Won|
|Best Actress||Christian Bach|
|Best Actor||Miguel Palmer||Nominated|
|Best Antagonist Actress||Rosario Gálvez|
|Best Female Revelation||Julieta Egurrola||Won|
|Best Male Revelation||Adalberto Parra||Nominated|